December 15th 2017

Decided that I needed to move on to get settled in Llangollen by Christmas. Started out cold and bright as I went through the delightful Shropshire Lake district around Ellesmere, and stopped to buy coal and wood in Ellesmere basin, but as the afternoon went on heavy cold rain made the going a bit tough. However I got to Frankton where I’d parked the car the day before – good secure parking right by the canal but unremarkable mooring. The canal was mostly on an embankment which gave an unusually wide view across the countryside.